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Dear Readers,

Hearty Welcome to the launching of “www.shadopwplayindia.com” a dedicated website on the Business of Entertainment and other issues.

When a film is launched, the muhurat shot happens to be just a formal affair. But this launching is an event in itself, the rebirth of my baby in the electronic form. It is but natural that it has to be an event to be remembered for its future omen. The opening issue, therefore, has to be like an opening shot of a film, with substance, sentiments and meaning with a purpose, may be a nostalgia. So, what more apt the opening shot can be than the editor’s encounters with the intellectual, strategically strong and individualistic mother of an acknowledged super star of the millennium Amitabh Bachchan? Perhaps these nostalgia may give you a deep insight into the caring stature of the mother, no less a legend in her own way, who shaped, nurtured and allowed to grow the persona, charisma and super talent of a phenomenon nick named by media as BIG B.

It is said that there is always a woman behind a successful man. True. But when the successful man is only one of his kind, then there have to be two women behind him. Super star Big B, had that advantage of having awesome twosome behind his success: First his mother late Teji Bachchan and later his better half Jaya Bachchan.

Here is my tribute to that great soul Teji Harivanshrai Bachchan.

Dear readers, go thru’ this piece, if you have not already read this in the prestigious publication SCREEN dated 15th Feb. 2008.

Please ensure to give your feedback / candid comments OR CRITICISM. Criticism is welcome as we believe in this Stevenson quote :-

“NO ONE BOTHERS TO THROW BRICKBATS AT PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING NOTHING. THE MORE ACTIVE AND FRUITFUL YOUR LIFE, THE MORE YOU RECEIVE CRITICISM. WELCOME IT”

In fact, your constructive criticism will enable us to improve. So here we go.

NIDA FAZLI --- A Great Human and a Poet Who stood for Secular Literature

NIDA FAZLI --- A Great Human and a Poet Who stood for Secular Literature

( 12 Oct. 1938 ---- 8 Feb. 2016 )

A Tribute by Manish Modi

 

It has taken some coaxing to get me to write on the passing away of Nida Sahe. What could one possibly write about him, that has not already been written likeNida Fazli was a fine lyricist, a great man and an extraordinary poet.?

 

A Heartfelt Tribute to India's Multi-linguist Poet Nida Faazli

A Heartfelt Tribute to India's Multi-linguist Poet Nida Faazli

I am shocked to know the sudden demise of well known Multi linguist, earthy, secular Poet cum Lyricist Nida Faazli on 8 Feb. 2016.The film world is orphan now having lost the towering presence of this last real poet beckon of the Hindi Film and TV World. He was nothing less than a living legend, the last Mughal amongst lyricisits ,

46TH IFFI --- PART II

Selection  of Films below Mark

  •  For selecting films  which are not up to the International Fest standard, one reason may be that IFFI fest is held at the fag end of the year , Most award winning films in Festivals all over the World get seen/ sold in other International Fests .  Even in  India  al regional Fests  get over wherein Cine buffs have an opportunity to watch .

46TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA -- GOA -- PART-I

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20 Nov. --- 30 Nov. 2015

  • Lack luster Fest
  • Inaugural Function reduced to a Cheap Entertainment Event, giving it a local colour sans Indian Culture
  • World Cinema or Competition Films Selection below International standard,
  • Poor Infrastructure , Chaotic systems, More security personnel than Workers
  • Rampant Bureaucratic rule sans accountability
  • Media/Press  ignored in all respects, Pathetic facilities,
  • More of Tourist and Spenders’ Festival, Film Industry and serious cineists almost extinct ;
  • Film Bazaar, a Flop , Special events ,Master Classes, empty and
  • Erratic,unplanned/unscheduled  Press Conferences.

A Homage to Actor Saeed Jafrey

R I P , my Gentleman friend Saeed Jaffrey ! 

17 TH JIO MAMI FILM FESTIVAL MUMBAI

Logo of MAMI

28 OCT. --- 6 NOV. 2015

The entirely refurbished new face with rich sponsors and supporters this year ,Mami was rechristened as Jio Mami  Film Festival , started with a bang and curtains fell with a thud.

Typical  Aspects , High - Low

46 Th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2015 - HIGHLIGHTS

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IFFI Goa

20 Nov. -- 30 Nov. 2015

HIGH LIGHTS --- AS A CURTAIN RAISER

Launch of Classical APP by Saregama-- Part II

Launch of Classical APP by Saregama

L TO R Pt. Hariprasad CHUARASIA Pt. Jasraj and Sarod Maestro Amzad ALI KHAN

 

Launch of Classical App by  Saregama

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